Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz

Faculty, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence, Cello

DMA (abd), Northwestern University
MM, New England Conservatory
BM, Northern Illinois University


A Chicago native, Daniel Katz joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2011, having been appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, Katz was a regular substitute with the CSO and the Cleveland Orchestra, and was also a member of the Grant Park Orchestra.

Daniel received a master's degree from the New England Conservatory, with distinction in performance and academic honors, where he studied with Laurence Lesser, and a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University, where he studied with Marc Johnson. Other teachers have included Paul Katz, Richard Hirschl and Gilda Barston. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Music degree at Northwestern University, under the guidance of Hans Jensen.

As a devoted teacher, Daniel is on the faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He also maintains a private teaching studio.

Daniel has participated in a number of major festivals, including Tanglewood, Verbier, Sarasota and Norfolk. He has also been heard in live broadcasts of solo and chamber music on WFMT Chicago.